Sausage & Quinoa Salad

The theme for Monday Posts in July is Salads.

All types of salads – although there are only 4 Mondays I shall try for variety.

Last month I did ‘side’ salads; this month they will be main course salads.

We love main course salads and have them for dinner 3 or 4 times a week during the summer.

You can find more in Salads: Main Lettuce and / or Salads: Main Pasta by clicking the links.

If you are just looking for Salad Dressings….

The main course salads are meant to be a complete meal so usually include lots of veggies.

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Sausage & Quinoa Salad

The quinoa adds a nice bit of flavor and texture to this easy salad. The sausages cook in less time than the quinoa (15 minutes) so this all goes together quickly.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup (3.5oz, 100gr) quinoa
  • 1 cup (8oz, 240ml) beef broth
  • 12oz (350gr) sausages
  • 1 cup (8oz, 250gr)  cannellini (white beans), drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup (3oz, 90gr) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2oz (60gr) shredded mozzarella
  • 2 tbs fresh oregano
  • 2 tbs fresh chives
  • lettuce, enough for 2 large salads
  • Creamy Vinaigrette:
  • 2 tbs Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbs sherry vinegar
  • 1 tbs Dijon-style mustard
  • 3 tbs salad olive oil

Instructions

  • Cook quinoa in broth, 15 minutes or until done.
  • Remove quinoa from heat, uncover and fluff with fork.
  • Cook sausages on grill or fry in a skillet.
  • Put all ingredients for vinaigrette in small bowl and whisk well.
  • Put lettuce and herbs in a salad bowl, add half of vinaigrette and toss well.
  • When sausages are done, remove and cut into 1″ pieces.
  • Add sausages, beans, tomatoes, quinoa, to lettuce and toss well.
  • Taste and add more vinaigrette as needed.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and serve.

Notes

Use your favorite sausage in this easy salad. We used pork with herbs.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 896
  • Sugar: 7.7 g
  • Sodium: 2133.6 mg
  • Fat: 40.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.8 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 76.2 g
  • Fiber: 18.6 g
  • Protein: 60.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 59.9 mg

Keywords: salad, main course salad, ,sausages, quinoa

Quinoa & Sausage Salad

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